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André Hoffmann
October 16, 2020
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Alexandra Jankovich
Alexandra Jankovich
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André Hoffmann Vice-Chairman of the Board, Roche Holding Ltd

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André Hoffman speaks about how businesses can and should be a force for good, the possibilities of technology in medical contexts, and the need to embrace complexity during CES Unveiled 2020.

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“We have decided some years ago that the only way to measure business is for financial flows, but we do not account at any stage of the impact our businesses have on social systems, on human systems, and our natural system. As a shareholder, I would like to know the impact that the companies I’m invested in are having on the planet.” - André Hoffmann (Vice-Chairman of the Board, Roche Holding Ltd)


01:04 Lessons on leadership from within a family business

01:44 The use of technology to improve the life of the patient

02:30 Changing leadership and operation models in times of COVID-19

03:28 Business as a force for good and a contribution to society

04:39 Measuring impact beyond financials – on society and environment

05:15 “We have to reset the system”

06:11 The Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society at INSEAD

07:04 The opportunity within the COVID-crisis

07:25 New jobs and new infrastructure of the future

08:00 Careful policymaking for the upcoming months